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Eggspection, organic egg verification tool

van Ruth, Saskia (2011) Eggspection, organic egg verification tool. The Organic Standard, February 2011 (118), pp. 3-4.

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Summary

The institute for Food safety (RIKILT), part of Wageningen Univeristy and Research centre (Wageningen UR) has developed a method to verify the organic nature of eggs. The fingerprint of the natural caretonoids (carotenes and xanthophyllis) in eggs are used to discriminate between production systems. After extraction and processing the results are subsequently compared by statistical methods.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:organic eggs
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Technology assessment
Values, standards and certification
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Values, standards and certification > Quality and evaluation of inputs
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR > Institute of Food Safety RIKLIT
ISSN:1650-6057
Related Links:http://www.rikilt.wur.nl, http://www.biokennis.nl
Deposited By: Maas, ir Jelle
ID Code:18623
Deposited On:06 Jun 2011 08:58
Last Modified:06 Jun 2011 08:58
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Additional Publishing Information:Dutch translation available

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